The Contrast (2) – Wireless Days. Label: Rainbow Quartz International – RQTZ075. Country: UK & US. Released: 2002. Arranged By – The Contrast (2). Bass – Richard Mackman. Drums, Percussion – James Crossley. Mastered By – Graham Semark. Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Andy Hawkins (2). Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Spencer Hart. Written-By, Vocals, Guitar – David Reid (8).
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There are no genuinely bad songs on this album, but even the best of the batch (the dramatic "Drop Dead Gorgeous Love Song" and the jangle-poppy single "Can't Stand the Light") are as slight and sugary as meringue, and many of the others are insubstantial to the point that it's difficult to remember them once the album is over. Between Reid's pleasant but anonymous vocals and the vaguely pretty tunes, the Contrast sound like anonymous late-'80s Brit-poppers the Mighty Lemon Drops retooled for the new millennium.
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Songs in album The Contrast - Forget To Tell The Time (2006).
David Reid is singing angst for the memories. The creative force behind the Contrast alternates his lyrical tendencies between the obscurely eclectic, the culturally knowing, and the heartbrokenly mundane, then couches those words behind strong beats and a slick mastery of the Rickenbacker guitar. The Contrast has grown as a band, and are a solid quartet now with Reid leading with vocals and guitar, James Crossley on drums, Richard Mackman on bass, and Spencer Hart on backing vox and rhythm guitar. Andy Hawkins is back as producer/engineer and also lends an occasional keyboard accent to the proceedings.
This revised lineup recorded the Contrast's follow-up album, Wireless Days, in 2002, as well as 2004's Fade Back In. By the time the Contrast returned for a fourth album, 2005's Forget to Tell the Time, they had made a solid fan out of Little Steven, whose Underground Garage radio show regularly featured the band's music. 2007 saw the release of Underground Ghosts, and the Contrast cherry-picked tracks from their first four albums for 2008's Perfect Disguise: Introducing the Contrast, a compilation that was issued by Little Steven's Wicked Cool Records.
For the visual property of contrast, see Contrast (vision). For the Gábor Szabó album, see High Contrast (album). This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. In June 2002, Barrett's debut album, True Colours, was released on Hospital Records, with "Return of Forever" and "Global Love" finding their way into the UK Singles Chart. His second album was High Society. On 6 April 2003, High Contrast was featured on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix show. In October 2005, Barrett launched his own record label, The Contrast. The first single, "Days Go By", "What We Do" was released in early November 2005. In 2007, he delivered his second effort, selected as 'Essential Mix of the Year' by Pete Tong. His third album Tough Guys Don't Dance was released in October 2007.
|1||Can't Stand The Light|
|5||What You Want|
|9||Drop Dead Gorgeous Love Song|
- Recorded At – Five Mile High Studios
- Mastered At – Cyclone
- Arranged By – The Contrast
- Bass – Richard Mackman
- Drums, Percussion – James Crossley
- Mastered By – Graham Semark
- Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Andy Hawkins
- Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Spencer Hart
- Written-By, Vocals, Guitar – David Reid
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